Any of you riding tubulars? I recently built a nice set of cheap, light, and strong clinchers ( they said you can only have 2 of the three I proved them wrong) using velocity fusion rims, circus monkey hubs and dt super comp and revolution spokes. wheelset came in at 1583 grams and they truly ride great. So now it's gotten me want to experiment. I see carbon tubular rims from china for a nice price. Lets skip the fact that they may or may not be legit, I've seen enough evidence from various forums to believe they are legitimately manufactured. I just don't know what to expect at my weight (about 240 lbs). I'm smart enough to know that I should go with 32 spokes and many of the sellers don't offer that as a std drilling but will do it for you for a small upcharge. I see all sorts of different depths and the rim weights are just so low on them it's almost a bit scary. 25mm tubulars weighing below 300grams for the rim! My guess is that at my weight, if I'm going to consider this, I need to go with a deeper profile like a 50mm rim which will have a lot more material. What I envision is a wheelset that the wheels without tires glued on could come in about 100grams less than what I have now and be far more aero. When you factor in that there are tubulars that weigh 200grams, thats like riding on a race clincher without having to put a 100 gram tube in.
Am I way off base and dreaming here? I can get a pair of rims for about $225, circus monkey hubs for $100 then figure about another $100 for spokes. Add another $200 for tires and I've got a pimped out wheelset for $625. Am I crazy?